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5th Apr '16 7:38:32 PM NegiSpongie
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** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Otto is excited to meet his favorite skateboarding action movie star, Donny Lightning, when he comes to town to film another one of his movies. It turns out Donny is a huge {{jerkass}} who can't skateboard and has all his stunts done by a (female) stunt double. Otto is in denial at first until Donny rudely rejects his request for an autograph.

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** * In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Otto is excited to meet his favorite skateboarding action movie star, Donny Lightning, when he comes to town to film another one of his movies. It turns out Donny is a huge {{jerkass}} who can't skateboard and has all his stunts done by a (female) stunt double. Otto is in denial at first until Donny rudely rejects his request for an autograph.
3rd Apr '16 3:22:18 PM NegiSpongie
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* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" where [=SpongeBob=] gets to spend the day with jellyfish enthusiast, Kevin C. Cucumber, and is offered the chance to join his group. But Kevin is actually a {{Jerkass}} who only wants to humiliate [=SpongeBob=], [[ButtMonkey but has a hard time doing it]]. He eventually plays a trick on [=SpongeBob=], leaving him feeling hurt and embarrassed when Kevin reveals that he thinks of him as nothing but a loser. Kevin gets his LaserGuidedKarma at the end when [=SpongeBob=] proves to be the better jellyfisher.
2nd Apr '16 8:53:44 PM NegiSpongie
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** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Otto is excited to meet his favorite skateboarding action movie star, Donny Lightning, when he comes to town to film another one of his movies. It turns out Donny is a huge {{jerkass}} who can't skateboard and has all his stunts done by a (female) stunt double. Otto is in denial at first until Donny rudely rejects his request for an autograph.
21st Mar '16 9:11:18 PM Twentington
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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', Tim Allen's character, the washed up star of a long-canceled Sci-Fi show, snaps at a fan at a convention for bugging him with technical questions about the show's fictional universe. This may be a ShoutOut to similar incidents that happened to cast members of the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' series by similarly overzealous fans.
** And this happened after Tim Allen's character heard three people in the restroom talk about how ridiculous the show and it's cast was.
** Its spiritual predecessor ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' has a somewhat darker take on the trope. The German had been a fan of Ned Neiderlander's work since his youth, and practiced religiously to mimic Ned's famous quick-draw. He was devastated to learn about film special effects and assumed that Ned cheated with trick photography, so The German challenged him to a quick-draw duel to the death to prove that his former idol was just a fraud. [[spoiler: The German was wrong.]]

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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', Tim Allen's character, the washed up star of a long-canceled Sci-Fi show, snaps at a fan at a convention for bugging him with technical questions about the show's fictional universe. This may be a ShoutOut to similar incidents that happened to cast members of the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' series by similarly overzealous fans.
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fans. And this happened after Tim Allen's character heard three people in the restroom talk about how ridiculous the show and it's its cast was.
** * Its spiritual predecessor ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' has a somewhat darker take on the trope. The German had been a fan of Ned Neiderlander's work since his youth, and practiced religiously to mimic Ned's famous quick-draw. He was devastated to learn about film special effects and assumed that Ned cheated with trick photography, so The German challenged him to a quick-draw duel to the death to prove that his former idol was just a fraud. [[spoiler: The German was wrong.]]
20th Jan '16 7:46:15 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' Much like the Syndrome example, this is how Dr. Edward Nygma AKA the Riddler started out; Formerly idolized by Bruce Wayne, Nygma wanted approval of his "Mind manipulation Box." Bruce rejects Dr. Nygma's project, stating that it "raises too many questions." As his idol leaves, Nygma vows revenge, the first step of him becoming the Riddler.

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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' ''Film/BatmanForever'': Much like the Syndrome example, this is how Dr. Edward Nygma AKA the Riddler started out; out. Formerly idolized by Bruce Wayne, Nygma wanted approval of his "Mind manipulation Box." Bruce rejects Dr. Nygma's project, stating that it "raises too many questions." As his idol leaves, Nygma vows revenge, the first step of him becoming the Riddler.



* Appears in ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'', after Hazel and Gus go to Amsterdam to meet Peter van Houton and he treats them poorly and says awful things. [[spoiler:When he shows up at Gus's funeral he's softened a bit, acknowledging the reason why he was so negative- he had a daughter die of cancer]].

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* Appears in ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'', after Hazel and Gus go to Amsterdam to meet Peter van Houton and he treats them poorly and says awful things. [[spoiler:When he shows up at Gus's funeral he's softened a bit, acknowledging the reason why he was so negative- he negative-he had a daughter die who died of cancer]].
5th Jan '16 7:03:44 AM Willbyr
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''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease This is entirely too subjective in reality and impossible to prove outside of only your personal experiences. This page only focuses on examples of this taking place in fiction.''

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* In ''Manga/OtakuNoMusumeSan'' there is a scene where Kouta's {{Otaku}} fans rush onto his stand in the Comiket manga fair, but when they find out that he actually ''has a daughter'', many of them get disillusioned by the fact that Kouta is not ''so'' much nerdy as ''they'' are.
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* In ''OtakuNoMusumeSan'' there is a scene where Kouta's {{Otaku}} fans rush onto his stand in the Comiket manga fair, but when they find out that he actually ''has a daughter'', many of them get disillusioned by the fact that Kouta is not ''so'' much nerdy as ''they'' are.
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* The song "Van Halen" by Music/NerfHerder is about a VanHalen fan who becomes disillusioned after Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth.
* "Stan" by {{Eminem}}. He kills himself and his pregnant girlfriend over not getting a timely response to his letters.

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* The song "Van Halen" by Music/NerfHerder is about a VanHalen Music/VanHalen fan who becomes disillusioned after Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth.
* "Stan" by {{Eminem}}.Music/{{Eminem}}. He kills himself and his pregnant girlfriend over not getting a timely response to his letters.
30th Oct '15 1:54:28 PM Totema
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Buddy Pine is the quintessential example of a disillusioned fan, being rejected by his hero himself. He then focuses his [[HeroWorshipper fanboy energy]] into [[FaceHeelTurn other activities]]...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Buddy Pine is the quintessential example of a disillusioned fan, being rejected by his hero himself. He then focuses his [[HeroWorshipper fanboy energy]] into [[FaceHeelTurn [[FromNobodyToNightmare other activities]]...
11th Oct '15 1:50:26 PM ngh93
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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' Much like the Syndrome example, this is how the Edward Nygma AKA the Riddler started out; a rather disturbing fan of Bruce Wayne and wanted approval of his "Mind manipulation Box." Bruce rejects Dr. Nygma's project, stating that it "raises too many questions." As his idol leaves, Nygma vows revenge, the first step of him becoming the Riddler.

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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' Much like the Syndrome example, this is how the Dr. Edward Nygma AKA the Riddler started out; a rather disturbing fan of Formerly idolized by Bruce Wayne and Wayne, Nygma wanted approval of his "Mind manipulation Box." Bruce rejects Dr. Nygma's project, stating that it "raises too many questions." As his idol leaves, Nygma vows revenge, the first step of him becoming the Riddler.
11th Oct '15 1:49:22 PM ngh93
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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' Bruce rejects Dr. Edward Nygma's mind manipulation Box, stating that it "raises too many questions." As his idol leaves, Nygma vows revenge, the first step of him becoming the Riddler.

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* ''Film/BatmanForever'' Much like the Syndrome example, this is how the Edward Nygma AKA the Riddler started out; a rather disturbing fan of Bruce Wayne and wanted approval of his "Mind manipulation Box." Bruce rejects Dr. Edward Nygma's mind manipulation Box, project, stating that it "raises too many questions." As his idol leaves, Nygma vows revenge, the first step of him becoming the Riddler.
11th Oct '15 1:46:30 PM ngh93
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*''Film/BatmanForever'' Bruce rejects Dr. Edward Nygma's mind manipulation Box, stating that it "raises too many questions." As his idol leaves, Nygma vows revenge, the first step of him becoming the Riddler.
-->'''Nygma:''' You were supposed to understand. I'll ''make'' you understand!
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